California’s economic competitiveness is fueled, in part, by the strength of its regional economies and its skilled workforce. California is committed to investing in developing a skilled workforce to meet the state’s labor market needs and to ensure upward social and economic mobility for Californians. In 2016, the California Legislature approved the Strong Workforce Program (SWP), budgeting an ongoing $248 million for the state’s community colleges to enhance and expand career technical education (CTE) and workforce training to prepare students for high-wage employment in industries that meet regional labor market needs. 

Commencing with the 2018–19 fiscal year, an additional $150 million was allocated on an annual and ongoing basis to K-12 local education agencies (LEAs) through the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) to create, support, or expand high-quality CTE at the K-12 level (Education Code, Section 88827).

Read more about the program and its primary objectives on the K12 Overview page.

2021/22 K12 SWP Request for Application

Resource Center

DATE  TIME REGION TITLE LOCATION and Resources
 8/25/2021 1:00-3:00 pm  Inland Empire/Desert Insightful Decision Making: How to Use Labor Market Information 

Webinar Recording

 8/26/2021 9:00-10:00 am  South Central Coast  K12 SWP Round 4 Information Session Webinar Recording 
 8/26/2021 11:00-12:00 pm  San Diego/Imperial  Leveraging CCI Equity Data to Inform CTE Grant Writing

Webinar Recording

 8/30/2021 1:00-3:00 pm San Diego/Imperial New Applicant/Project Development Workshop  
 8/31/2021 11:00-1:00 pm  San Diego/Imperial  Regional Engagement Meeting

Webinar Recording

 9/2/2021 9:00-10:30 am  South Central Coast  K12 Strong Workforce Program (SWP) Engagement Meeting  Webinar Recording 
 9/2/2021 10:00-11:00 am Orange County Charter Engagement Meeting  Webinar Recording 
 9/8/2021 1:00-2:30 pm  Orange County Public Engagement Meeting  
 9/9/2021 9:00-11:00 am  South Central Coast K12 Strong Workforce Program Round 4 Support Session #1 

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Webinar Recording

 9/9/2021 9:00-12:00 pm  Los Angeles  Regional Engagement Information Session 

Webinar Recording

 9/9/2021 12:00-1:00 pm North/Far North RFA Overview Webinar

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 9/9/2021 3:00-5:00 pm San Diego/Imperial Regional Engagement Meeting

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Webinar Recording

 9/10/2021 10:00-11:30 am  Bay Area Silicon Valley - Subregional Engagement Meeting Webinar Recording 
 9/10/2021 10:00-12:00 pm Inland Empire/Desert May the Fourth Be With You - Round 4 K12 Strong Workforce 

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 9/13/2021 2:00-3:30 pm Bay Area Santa Cruz/MB - Subregional Engagement Meeting Webinar Recording 
 9/15/2021 12:00-1:30 pm Bay Area SF/Peninsula - Subregional Engagement Meeting Webinar Recording 
 9/16/2021 8:00-12:00 pm North/Far North In-Person Engagement Session In-Person Registration 
 9/16/2021 9:00-11:00 am  South Central Coast  K12 Strong Workforce Program Round 4 Support Session #2 

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Webinar Recording

 9/16/2021 1:00-4:00 pm  Los Angeles  Regional Engagement Session

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 9/17/2021 10:00-11:30 am Orange County Public Engagement Meeting Webinar Recording 
 9/20/2021 8:30-2:00 pm Inland Empire/Desert IEDRC Quarterly Meeting & K12 Engagement Meeting

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Webinar Recording

 9/20/2021 2:00-3:30 pm Bay Area  North Bay - Subregional Engagement Meeting Webinar Recording 
 9/21/2021 9:00-11:00 am  Central/Mother Lode CRC Engagement Meeting

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 9/21/2021 10:00-12:00 pm North/Far North Virtual Engagement Session

Webinar Recording

 9/23/2021 9:00-11:00 am   Central/Mother Lode CRC Engagement Meeting Webinar Registration 
 9/23/2021  9:00-11:00 am  South Central Coast  K12 Strong Workforce Program Round 4 Support Session #3 

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Webinar Recording

 9/24/2021 10:00-11:30 am Bay Area East Bay - Subregional Engagement Meeting Webinar Recording 

The K12 SWP Program is housed in NOVA. To request an account or login to the system, please visit the NOVA login page

Subscribe to statewide K12 SWP listserv to receive information by email

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Contacts

Ioanna "Yanna" Iatridis
Dean
916.322.6810

Katie Gilks
Program Specialist
916.445.1606

Lindsay Williams 
Associate Program Analyst
916.322.7629

Email the K12 SWP Help Desk